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Kingston Hyper X – 8GB Kit (2x4GB) – DDR3 2800MHz CL12 DIMM

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Posted August 1, 2012 by James Baranski (Drdeath) in RAM

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Release Date: Unknown
 
Price at time of Review: Not Released
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Top performance, excellent frequencies and timings, great warranty.
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Fine tuning needed for rated speed, tall heat spreaders.
 
BOTTOM LINE:
Kingston delivers top shelf memory with the HyperX 8GB 2800MHz kit.
by James Baranski (Drdeath)
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Closer Look

Here we see the Hyper X modules up close. The style of the tooth designed heat spreaders keeps Kingston’s trend of the Hyper X branding rolling along. The look is a bit passive, but the Kingston modules have a very clean line design and can be recognized anywhere. In this edition, they use Kingston’s fairly traditional blue color with the 2800MHz Hyper X. The modules would look very good on any board but might be best with motherboards that have blue aesthetics as we will soon see.

Next, we see a reverse view of the Hyper X with the manufacturer’s label.

Here is one module. Kingston continues to use a traditional colored PCB with these modules. Occasionally lately we have seen some use a black PCB. It’s really a minor aesthetic difference, because once they are installed, you will not see the PCB anyhow.

And the close-up shows the quality look that Kingston is known for.

Lastly, here is Kingston’s manufacturer label with the model number and miscellaneous information. This label must stay affixed for any warranty issues.

Let’s install some hardware and see how the Hyper X modules look.

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2 Comments


  1.  
    ListlessSpectre

    These tall heat spreaders kill me…I have a pair of OCZ reapers with the double arm heat spreaders and bc of my dual fan cpu heatsink, I had to move my DIMM’s to slot 3 and 4 from 1 and 2…I honestly think since that move I’ve had a slight drop in performance. So, unless you have the right amount of clearance, stay away.




  2.  
    Jim

    Running in slots 3 and 4 will give less performance becuase you are now in single channel, Slots 1 and 3 or 2 and 4 runs in dual channel. Obviously Listless needs a little more information and do not stay away from these modules if Kingston produces them. They are off the chart frequencies however, if you have a large heatsink, you need to insure slot 2 is not covered. It is a problem with every platform and not the Kingston hyper X’s doing.





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